Delicious & healthy banana pancakes

Since the whole world (including me) seems to have fallen in love with eating healthy I thought there is no better time to share a recipe for these delicious, easy and healthy banana pancakes. And with easy I mean oh so easy since you need only two ingredients (maybe three if you want to spice them up a little). These pancakes are perfect for anyone who wants to stick to healthy lifestyle but still craves for something sweet and delicious (as known as me all the time). You can have them basically whenever you like because they are perfect snack but I personally prefer them for breakfast!

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Banana pancakes  (makes about 12)

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (the browner the better)
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla or honey (I recommend cardamom, it’s my favorite of them all)

Method:

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until the dough is smooth. Cook them in a mild heat, for example, with rapseed oil. The smaller the pancakes are the easier they are to work with and flip around. I will admit that flipping them is little tricky, but I am sure you will do well. Serve them with some berries, yoghurt or with my personal favorite; a maple syrup.

Note: If you want to be extra healthy you can use only egg whites but you need about four of them. You can also add some protein powder or coconut flakes before blending, adding flour may help the pancakes to stick together better.

Hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as I do!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Perfect weekend

For me a perfect weekend contains lot of relaxation, watching movies or series, baking something delicious and hanging with friends. Basically just not doing much. I want to get my mind away from work and gain energy for the next week. I feel like this weekend I succeed in that perfectly.

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On saturday I drowned myself with christmas vibes. I made winter tea for myself, which tasted just like christmas. And while enjoying my tea, I watched one of my favorite christmas movies – The Holiday. I even pulled my festive socks on to get myself into the right feeling.

After the movie I watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S for hours, all curled up with my blanket. In the evening my friends came over and we had a gaming night. We played Wii and Playstation,  sang Singstar and of course we talked about everything. It was so much fun because we haven’t done that for years and it was something we did a lot when we were younger.

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side note: I have never had milk in my tea. I just found it a bit odd to add cold milk into hot tea. Anyway, this weekend I tried that for the first time, and it’s actually really good like that.

On sunday me and my sister continued with the christmas vibes. The whole house was filled with christmas songs while we cooked pancakes for breakfast. It took us two hours to get the pancakes done. I don’t know what went wrong but I am sure that’s not how long it usually takes. We followed the same recipe that I shared here on my blog earlier so if you like check it out from here

Rest of the evening I used with my blog and now I am going to watch some tv with my family. Hope you had a lovely weekend! Also I am really curious about what your perfect weekend contains. Are you like me, you enjoy your time at home or do you love to get your schedule full with plans?

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

Breakfast pancakes

Lately it has been raining a lot here in Finland, which makes the weather quite depressing. I thought it would be nice to do little throwback to the mid summer, since the sun was still shining back then.

I had a sleepover with my friend and we wanted to do big breakfast with pancakes, croissants, fruits and so on. I have never been big fan of pancakes, but that’s just because I have never succeed with making them. I always end up burning them or breaking them when trying to flip them around. This time we tried a recipe from ruoka.fi, the pancakes were easy to cook  and they ended up being delicious. So I thought I could share it with you.

 

American pancakes 

prep time 40 minutes — cooking time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • One big egg
  • 2 deciliters milk
  • 2 deciliters plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (golden caster sugar)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter for cooking (canola oil etc.)

Method

 

Break the egg into a large bowl. Mix together milk, flour and baking powder in another bowl, then add the sugars and salt. Mix them with the egg. At last add the butter and stir to a smooth batter then leave it to the fridge for a while.

Heat non-stick frying pan (teflo) and grease the pan lightly with butter. Pour some of the batter into a pan, about one or two table spoons. Remember that the batter will rise a lot. Cook both sides for few minutes, they are ready when they are golden and firm. Before you start to cook next one remember to re-greace the pan.

We ate the pancakes with maple syrup and berries but you can also serve them with yoghurt, butter, fresh fruits or whatever you prefer.